I absolutely adored all the meaningful & heart-filled elements that Julia & Garth infused into their modern wedding here in Victoria. Not only did they have amazing style – check out Julia’s short Anthropologie dress! – but they had the courage to stray from the norm and create a day that was perfectly unique to them. LOVE that so much.
For this couple, real moments with their guests were a huge priority. They wanted to spend as much time with their people as possible, and have candid photos that reflected their relationships as a result. Ummm yes please! We decided that it would be best to have a first look & portraits before the ceremony, so as to maximize this guest time. Garth joined Julia in her historical suite at the Gatsby Mansion while she & her girls prepared for the day… such a nice twist to have the groom’s company from the start. After their first look, we meandered around the property and into downtown Victoria for a few portraits, and ended our walk at the Open Space artists’ centre.
With its clean, modern aesthetic, Open Space was the perfect choice for a simple & minimalist wedding celebration. Everyone loved the stunning floating arch, created by the incomparable genius of Eiddwen Thomas at Cartref Gardens. The rest of the decor featured poets & authors loved by Julia & Garth – their names & words were scattered throughout the room as lovely reflections of the couple. And of course, so much beautiful emotion from all those present!
Big congratulations to J&G, and a special shout out to my awesome second shooter, Eva, too! Here are a few favourite photos from this sweet day. Xo
Photography: Tegan McMartin Photography
Coordinator: Heyday Events
Florals: Cartref Gardens
Groom’s attire: Outlooks For Men
Catering: Bread & Butter Catering